In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
Guillermo del Toro
STARRING Mia Wasikowska
Filmed at the Pinewood Toronto Studios, which is also where he shot Pacific Rim.
Leslie Hope plays "the gossipy mother of Charlie Hunnam’s character."
Tom Hiddleston (Thor) replaces Benedict Cumberbatch.
Benedict Cumberbatch was (Star Trek Into Darkness) was going to have a role in the film before dropping out due to unknown reasons.
Fans may recognize actor Jim Beaver as "Bobby" from the series Supernatural.
Mia Wasikowska (Stoker) is in talks to replace Emma Stone (Zombieland).
Guillermo del Toro spoke briefly about the project recently, revealing some details on the story, saying: "So it’s at the turn of the century and half of the movie takes place in America, and the other half takes place in a crumbling mansion in Cumbria. And basically it’s a ghost story and gothic romance, trying to subvert the rules of the usual gothic romance. It’s very much... the first half is a love story, then that love story turns darker. And it’s at the same time a ghost story. I’m working at this moment with Lucinda Clarkson who is a really great playwright from the UK. She has the proper degree of perversity and intelligence to turn it into something interesting to watch. It’s sort of a very compelling version of the classic gothic romance, where you have the spookiness and the windswept landscape that dooms the characters, you know?"
This would be the 2nd time actor Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) worked with Guillermo del Toro, after Pacific Rim.
Guillermo del Toro recently described the project as "a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules."
In an interview from 2003, del Toro was quoted saying: "It’s the fucking scariest ghost story ever. It’s set in the Victoria era, but will be much different and much scarier than The Others."
This is a dream project of Guillermo del Toro's, as hes been hoping to make it for for over a decade now.
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